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The Oxygen Collective

Friday, April 02, 2004
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Location Details:
Chico State Campus, Ayres 120

The Oxygen Collective proudly presents . . .

The Fire and Forests Roadshow 2004
Save the Wild Siskiyou!

This April, a merry band of performers, activists
and trainers known as the Oxygen Collective will
climb aboard their forty-foot biodiesel bus and
travel the West Coast for the 2004 Fire and
Forests Roadshow. The trip will include 15 stops
from San Francisco, CA to Bellingham, WA. Expect
live music and laughter, action video and

Fire has become the latest government excuse to
log our precious public lands. The issue has gone
critical in Southern Oregon with the Bush
proposal for the largest timber sale in modern
history! From the heart of the world's most
diverse conifer forest, there is a plan that
would fill a line of loaded log trucks bumper to
bumper from Mexico to Canada. The big lie known
as the Biscuit Fire Recovery Plan is the greatest
threat the Siskiyou Wild Rivers area has ever known.

In the face of these poisonous lies, the O2
Collective appears on the scene like a truth
serum for the befuddled. They are bringing
evidence, science and spirit to the issue of fire
in the forest. In their wake they will leave a
trail of people informed, inspired and
empowered to protect the land we all love.

See the calendar below for their Chico Events!

A member of the collective will be interviewing
live on KZFR on Jim Brobeck's Dialogues from

The Oxygen Collective will be presenting a
multi-media event with action video, music, and
speakers on CSU campus, Ayres 120 from 7-9pm.

This group of traveling activists and musicians
will bring their energy into Downtown Chico as
their grand finale.
Tabling, information and fun and check out the
groups grand biodiesel bus!

DOWNTOWN PARK PLAZA 12pm-4pm: Live Music,
Trainings and Workshops!
You are guarenteed to be inspired! Workshops will
vary from the forest fire ecology to independent
media to direct action in the age of the Patriot
Act. Read below for summaries:

Forest Policy Under the Bush Administration: The
Healthy Forest Restoration Act, Tongass National
Forest Logging and a rollback of the "Roadless
Rule" are just some of the changes that could
have long lasting effects on public lands integrity.

Economics of Federal Lands Logging: The Canadian
Softwood Agreement, federal subsidies, indirect
costs and benefits all make the public lands
logging equation a case study in government

Siskiyou: Diversity and Threats to a Unique
Bioregion: Unique geology, a high level of
endemism, wild rivers and the most diverse
conifer forest in North America make this an area
of special importance. A proposal for the
largest timber sale in modern history is just one
of the threats facing this amazing place.

Direct Action in the Era of the Patriot Act: The
days of holding hands and singing have given way
to technical blockading and covert actions.
Meanwhile, political repression of activists is
on a steep rise.

Ecofeminism in the Forest Defense Movement:
Empowered women and newly aware men have changed
the face of a good ol' boys movement, but there
is lots of work still to be done.

The Independent Media Movement: As media content
continues to concentrate into fewer corporate
empires, a burgeoning people's movement has shown
that it too can be the media.

Western Forest Fire Ecology and Policy:
Pre-human and indigenous fire regimes have been
replaced by a century of fire suppression and
logging. Now "restoration" and "thinning" are
the watchwords of public lands management policy.

For more info: EARC office at 898-5676, and check
Added to the calendar on Tue, Mar 30, 2004 5:37PM
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